Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monterey Mexican--Greenville

A nice day trip ended in Greeneville, TN.     The area is steeped in history and heritage.  President Andrew Johnson was from this area...much history abounds.  After looking for something different, we soon found out there isn't much going on "different" in Greeneville...all the usual suspects in dining are flooding the area.  What can we choose and it appears the number one restaurant in the area is Monterrey Mexican.  I love Mexican styled food and knowing that Monterrey in the Knoxville area is a solid bet, we stopped for lunch.    Busy place and we were immediately seated.   Ordinary tortilla chips and average salsa was promptly delivered to the table.  

The restaurant was featuring a special of the day...including their large Lunch Special selection that is available from 11 to 2 Monday-Friday.   The menu is expansive..but nothing unusual....the typical Mexican fare found in anywhere. We decided on a chimi with chicken and a chimi with beef.  Included with the chimi was beans and rice...or if you wanted you could substitute a salad instead of the rice.   I don't recall ever having that option and it was a good one.   Crisp shredded iceberg with a tomato slice, guacamole and sour cream.   I added a little salsa to the salad to up the flavor level.  




 Our Chimichangas arrived very quickly while our very attentive server kept our drink and tortilla chip basket well stocked. 




 We were given the choice of one or two Chimichangas...but I have to admit I haven't been served a chimi that was like a deep fried burrito.  The chicken was good...but the shredded beef was out of this world good.   Like a Mexican pot roast rolled and fried.   It was heaven on a plate.  The beans...nothing special.....but very good.  

Total cost for lunch--$11.94.....and that was for TWO LUNCH tickets!  I could have spent that much in a drive thru!    What a deal for quick good tasting food.   I would definitely go back and next time I would order two Chimichangas. 

Nice Decor

The Full Service Bar is always a Treat! 

 Monterrey Mexican features EVERYTHING to go but the liquor.  I kind of liked staying at the restaurant...it is very comfortable. 

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